Copenhagen Business School and AAASCM would like to invite you to join the:

6th Supply Chain Leaders Forum 2017


The annual Supply Chain Leaders Forum celebrates the century peak by identifying top-25 supply chain leaders in Denmark 2017 and awarding best of the best


CBS has over the past 100 years developed great leaders for all parts of business, government and organizations. In recent decades, specifically Supply Chain Management (SCM) has been given dedicated focus by CBS, and today CBS offers academic and practice oriented SCM education via HD, cand.merc. and MBA.


This year, the Supply Chain Leaders Forum celebrates the fostering of SCM leaders at CBS over the past century by founding a new award: Best Supply Chain Leader 2017. Collaborating with the international SCM communication channel, SCM Media, and the European SCM executive search company, Inspired-Search, the SCLF Board will identify top-25 leaders in SCM in Denmark and select the Best Supply Chain Leader 2017. A personal award worth DKK 15,000.- and a company award worth more than DKK 200,000.- will be granted the carefully chosen SCM executive.


As previous years, we award the Best CBS HD-SCM Thesis and Best CBS HD-SCM Business Project, and will this year join forces with the more technical side of SCM, Technical University of Denmark, in order to nominate and award the Best DTU Operations Management Thesis 2017.


CBS has transformed during the past century from a small local institution developing managers for the industrial era to an international recognized business university developing leaders for the digital era. Hence, the theme of the annual event is


‘Digital Supply Chain 4.0’


Internationally recognized speakers and organizations from business and academia will inspire the audience with new philosophies and cases.


To secure maximum inspiration and networking we offer 16-20 booths where you may visit stands promoting the academic nominations and more commercial stands providing an insight into the newest in digital in the SCM world – software, hardware, equipment, solutions, services, and companies looking for their next supply chain leader.


Honoring the best academic performances, providing inspiration, innovation and networking across and between students, employees and employers are key objectives for the Supply Chain Leaders Forum. This year will offer no less, and expectedly gather more than 300 participants.



The event takes place at:
Copenhagen Business School, Ovnhallen, Porcelænshaven 20, 2000 Frederiksberg
Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 13:30-17:00. Drinks, sandwiches and networking 17:00-18:30.

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Registration deadline: 5 September 2017 at 12:00





13.30     Registration, networking, booth visits


14.00     Opening by CBS

by Aseem Kinra, Associated professor and Head of HD-SCM at CBS, and Henrik Knak, Chairman of the board at AAASCM and Partner at Syncronic


14.10     Google and the future of supply chain

Digitalizing the supply chain and leveraging big data analytics are most likely the two single most important drivers disrupting business models in the future. Through data collection, analytics and clever algorithms consumers, companies and various types of technology are able to take decisions, select and consume products and services in the most cost efficient and dedicated way. Alphabet/Google is at the forefront of this together with autonomous cars and drones, NPI demand sensing, cloud, robotics, and the well-known search engine. Learn more about Digital Supply Chain 4.0 from a Google perspective.

by Dr. Ulrich Keller, Business Development at Google for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland


14.50     ‘Feel the puls of London Digital underground – and get the latest trends in digital


by Nils Elmark, Founder of Incepcion Ltd., UK


15.05     Best CBS HD-SCM Business project award 2017

by Lars Kyed, CEO at GS1 Denmark, and Aseem Kinra, Associated Professor at CBS


Best CBS HD-SCM Thesis award 2017

by Erling Johns Nielsen, Head of Supply Chain Innovation in DSV A/S, and Aseem Kinra, Associated Professor at CBS


15.20     Break – coffee, networking & booth visits


15.40     ‘Digitalization of the Danfoss value chain’

Get ready for the connected Industry: Radical change happens around us, in which entire operating flows will be transformed. Flexibility and individualized production and logistics are prerequisites for remaining competitive. Industry 4.0 offers endless opportunities. The road to the smart factory is not lined with intelligent machines alone.

Kristian K. Hede will share insights from the Digital transformation at Danfoss Drives – where connected productions, logistics, commissioning and after-sales processes today delivers radically more intelligent, efficient and sustainable solutions.

by Kristian K. Hede, Global Strategy & Digital Transformation, Danfoss Drives


16.10    Best DTU Operations Management Thesis award 2017

by Peter Brønd, Head of Operations Management department at IDA, and Peter Jakobsen, Associated professor at DTU


16.20     ‘Mindmapping Digital Supply Chain 4.0’

Digital technology is disrupting traditional business and their supply chains. The main challenge is how digital technology can be part of truly integrated, re-designed supply chains and not simply added to existing processes and operations. Together with IMD Business School, Martijn Lofvers has created a practical mind map describing market trends, the impact on companies, the challenges and the improvements and outlining route for digital supply chains 4.0.

             by Martijn Lofvers, CEO & Chief Trendwatcher at Supply Chain Media, NL 


16.50     Best Supply Chain Leader in Denmark 2017

by Lars Kissow, CEO at Syncronic, and Oskar Verkamman, Managing Director of Inspired-Search and co-Founder of the Inspired-Group


17.00     Closure and reception 




Copenhagen Business School (CBS) - Solbjerg Plads 3 - 2000 Frederiksberg - +45 38153815